Migration Museum, Adelaide

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Learn about European immigration and settlement of South Australia at Migration Museum, a social history museum located in what was once the city’s destitute asylum. Between 1850 and 1918 the building housed deserted and destitute men, women, and children, but today maintains both permanent and rotating exhibitions. Featuring nine modern galleries, the museum showcases the history and culture of native peoples before European colonization, as well as the impact immigration had on the country starting with the 19th century. The oldest museum of its kind in Australia, this site aims to promote multiculturalism and tolerance through the preservation and understanding of South Australia’s diverse cultures. For travelers who use our online itinerary creator, Adelaide holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Migration Museum and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • Go to in brief to learn what the building in which the museum is located for meaning has had and in addition you come to know much about the immigrants of WA.
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  • A lot of information about people from various parts of the world and why they came to Australia. I would have liked a little more specifically about SOUTH Australia, but it was still quite interestin...  more »
  • We had visit and found it all very informative. We had learnt some from a walking tour with yellow umbrella man Bob and this was great to top up the information we learnt. Some good exhibits and story...  more »
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  • This is really good museum. Full information and things about migration to Australia. You can see textile, photos, and many others.
  • Little gem of a museum exploring Adelaide's multicultural past and present.
  • Adelaide should be proud to have the world's first museum dedicated to migration. Tis a great place, filled with friendly people and interesting exhibits.
  • We are so lucky these buildings exist. The exhibitions are well done and the staff are really helpful re info about early SA. well worth a look if you like local history.
  • Grab a day and fill it full of some fantastic historic history that makes up Adelaide, learn more about this beautiful city we live in from the migration museum. It's free entry!

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